Re-wrote this and let it ferment a little. Like what I have, but that's hardly subjective. So, I'm throwing it out there. If anyone is interested, it's a Prelude to the main part of a story, and if the 1st 13 'grabs ya', the whole thing is 4,300 words. Any comments would be appreciated.
An envious god in a realm just beyond the corner of the eye watches, enthralled. Covetous, he moves closer and breaches the ramparts of our reality. He takes what he wants and dismisses us from his thoughts... millennia then pass.
Returning, dreadful purpose drives him. Now is a time to sow seeds; the reaping will come later. He searches and finds what he needs; he acts, and unites the consciousness of an unborn child of our reality with one in his. Sixteen years later, he returns and whispers thoughts into the mind of a man named Odysseus. A King desperate to return home.
A burning city does not die quietly, and Troy was no exception. It is not just the screams of the victims or the exultant cries of the invaders: a hot and acrid wind also roars and bellows...
I'm intrigued, but I'm "chairperson" of a huge event happening next weekend, and I think part of my floating around here today is procrastination for doing stuff for that event. So, if you're still looking for readers after 10/28, I'm your gal.
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Dr. Bob, I'm not certain how to answer that question. The 'god' is the instigator of all that is to follow in the story; even to the fall of Troy. He does indeed have a name, and one that is known to us, but not that one.
Those first 13 are, in effect, setting the 'scene' for the story so that the reader will not be quite so jarred out of it when I switch realities from Troy to another universe where the rest of this story is set. Until the Epilogue, of course, which is set back in our own reality.
I know that's probably not answering your question, but an explanation of why I wrote it like that is the best I can do at the moment.
I'd definitely turn the page. From the first sentence it seems extremely interesting, left me wanting to figure out more from sentence to sentence.
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